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SOLVED: How to Select, Copy and Paste Only The Visible Cells in Excel

If you have row or “Grouped” columns (or you have dragged rows or columns so they are too small to see on the screen) and you need to duplicate what you see on the screen somewhere else, you have a problem.  Copy / Paste will include all of the hidden or non-visible cells.  Fortunately, Excel […]


SOLVED: What is Windows Update For Business

Windows Update for Business is a new product from Microsoft that will be made available for free to corporate customers using Windows 10.  As of today’s date, the software has not been released and little is known beyond Microsoft’s brief explanations.  The key points are that WUFB will: allow IT professionals to manage which of […]


SOLVED: What Happened To Windows Media Center In Windows 10

The short answer is that there will not be a “Media Center” available for Windows 10.   To make this omission more slightly palatable to loyal Media Center users, Microsoft is making WINDOWS DVD PLAYER available for free to any Windows 7 or 8 PC running Media Center, that is upgraded to Windows 10.  To get the […]


SOLVED: When is Windows 10 Available for Download for Volume License Customers

While the retail / consumer release of Windows 10 is on 29 July 2015, Volume License (Open License, Open Business, Enterprise Agreement) will have to wait a few more days: “Starting 1 August, active Software Assurance customers who have Volume Licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions.”   Share This With […]


SOLVED: Fake Virus Alert Technical Support Scam

I accidentally surfed to rather than and was taken to which redirected to which showed a fake (but very real looking Norton alert like the one to the right. The only way for me to keep the popup window from re-opening was to quickly END TASK on all of the IEXPLORE.EXE […]


The Top Ten Least Secure Operating Systems in 2014

These are the least secure Operating Systems in 2014 as measured by the National Vulnerability Database (NVD).  As usual, Apple is way ahead of the pack in being the worst in security: Operating system # of vulnerabilities # of HIGH vulnerabilities # of MEDIUM vulnerabilities # of LOW vulnerabilities 1- Apple Mac OS X 147 […]


SOLVED: What Is CASL – Canadian AntiSpam Legislation

Canadian AntiSpam Legislation or CASL for short is the more onerous antispam legislation in the world of 2015.  Below are the primary items that everyone who deals with Canadian’s need to know: CASL deals with Commercial Electronic Messages or “CEM”s for short This is NOT just mass emails It includes single emails, mass emails, texts, faxes, […]


A Googles Eye Perspective: 2014 Year in Review

This is Googles 2014 Year in Search covering Malala, Ebola, the Ukraine, Hover boards, space, F1, #BringBackOurGirls, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, Ice Bucket Challenge, landing on a comet, and much more.   Share This With Your Friends Now:


SOLVED: How Much Better is an SSD Than A Spinning Hard Disk

The value of an SSD (Solid State Disk) as compared to a spinning platter hard disk is something that can be successfully argued by both sides.  However the SANDISK sponsored (no, they did not pay us to post it!) does provide some reasonable numbers you can use as a guide. The figure they are not […]


SOLVED: Surface Pro 3 Driver Firmware Packs Do Not Appear in WSUS Update Services

The short answer is, that is correct.  I could not find the driver/feature/firmware packs that Microsoft is releasing for the Surface Pro 3 in my clients Windows Server Update Services WSUS, so I googled it for a while then gave up and asked Microsoft Partner Support and this is what they said:   From your description, […]


SOLVED: How to determine the BIOS Version Number Without Rebooting

If you need the serial number from your computer and you, don’t have a sticker, the sticker is too hard to get to, or you just want to do some cool IT stuff, start a CMD (command window) and type: WMIC BIOS GET VERSION This command is not case sensitive and it works on both […]


NEWS: Apple iPhone 6 #cameragate #bendgate #hairgate #dyegate

All I seem to hear about Apple these days are problems with the iPhone 6 and how the company has lost it’s mojo in general.  Tonight a friend of mine was saying how unhappy he is that his iPhone 6 plus camera is not flush to the housing.  This causes is to catch on jeans and to rock back […]